“The trend is in our direction.” Appeals Court loss is latest setback for oil company secrecy campaign.
May 2nd, 2013
Two key moments stand out for me last week. On Monday I saw former Senator Lugar (R-IN) receiveTransparency International USA’s “Integrity Award” for his work to combat corruption, whether through his oversight hearings of World Bank projects or his leadership on the Dodd-Frank Act, specifically the Cardin-Lugar oil, gas and mining payment disclosure provision. . During a dinner co-sponsored by Exxon, Senator Lugar recounted his lobby visits from oil company representatives during the consideration of this legislation that now requires oil, gas and mining companies to disclose their payments to host governments. After hearing them out, Lugar and his...Continue Reading